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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 587 ratings
  1. 10 (76)
  2. 9 (129)
  3. 8 (209)
  4. 7 (100)
  5. 6 (36)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (10)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • User Rating 4

    review 60 captain commando series part 1

    Rated on February 13, 2012 by classicgamejunk

    well we are still driving.im board i threw 3 games out the window maybe 2?so lets talk about on my portable nes.THE RETRO MINI.so on capcom games in the early nes had those red grids on them.the re...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Pretty good game for the classic NES. I like this one better than 1943 on the NES as well.

    Rated on May 18, 2007 by NESGuy83

    Pretty good game for the classic NES. I like this one better than 1943 on the NES as well. Fun to play, and you can get cheats for this game to play for a long time. Once you build up your weapons,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A solid retro arcade shooter!

    Rated on September 17, 2009 by huyckb04

    Not much to say about 1942. Its just a solid arcade shooter. Move your plane left right, up and down and shoot down the enemy planes. Boss fights are a blast. Giant aircraft that take up the entir...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.8

    A good arcade game lose some graphic details on NES platform, but still allright.

    Rated on August 31, 2004 by Scatsofrango

    If you're 30 years old or higher, you should remember 1942 as an arcade that you spent thousands of coins until the end of the game. The NES version is very simple on the graphics, but the challenge r...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Play until bored - it won't get any better.

    Rated on October 06, 2009 by Vajezus

    It may be one of the earliest games for NES, classic as some call it, but the only word that comes to my mind when thinking about it - boring. Graphics aren't amazing but for that time quite good. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    A fun addictive arcade game that I still love today.

    Rated on January 10, 2005 by nobeaner

    So it was the summer of 85 and America was in the middle of the Arcade fever that had sprung up 5 or 6 years earlier and I was enthralled with a game called 1942. I was proabaly the worst 1942 player...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Die-hard NES scrolling shooter.

    Rated on December 20, 2004 by opima

    Playing this game at the arcade was always a blast. The NES version does not disappoint in capturing the excitement. This is a scrolling shooting game that, at the time, was the base for future si...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3

    A solid arcade shooter, but it looks like some things got lost in the translation from cabinet to console.

    Rated on February 10, 2005 by MoonSaultKid

    1942 - one year after the "day which will live in infamy" - was also the namesake of a cool arcade shooter crafted by Capcom in the mid-1980s, themed around a lone U.S. fighter jet flying over the Pac...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    An addictive classic shooter that is all about fun and blowing things up with just enough power-ups to be challenging.

    Rated on April 04, 2005 by Buck_Hotep

    1942 was and is still one of my favorite shooters to ever having had the pleasure to play. Whether it was in the arcade or on the early consoles, 1942 was just plain fun and addictive. The graphics is...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A fun shooter.

    Rated on February 21, 2008 by garey017

    1942 is your fairly typical vertical scrolling shooter. It came out for several old school systems, I played it for the Commodore 64. 1942 takes place in... well, 1942. If that doesn't clue you in,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.